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AnnMarie LeBlanc joined the School of Visual Communication Design as its Director in 2007. She holds an MFA from Bowling Green State University, a MA from Purdue University and a BFA from Louisiana State University. Previously, she taught at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, where she served as Chair of the Department of Visual Communication and Design and Associate Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts. While in Indiana, she was the recipient of the University’s Teaching Award; she received an SBC/Ameritech Fellowship, and she was honored with an Individual Artists Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission. Professor LeBlanc has also instructed in summer and semester-long sessions at University of Michigan, Purdue University, and University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
AnnMarie LeBlanc’s areas of expertise include color theory and traditional and digital illustration. In the past, her images have focused on ethnobotanical studies of her home region of the Louisiana Delta, the relationship of environment to folklore, and cross-cultural mythology. Her work has been included in over 50 national and international adjudicated exhibitions, a dozen solo or two-person exhibitions and is in over 300 private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad.